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NASA still can’t explain mysterious spots on dwarf planet

PASADENA, Calif. — Even with closer pictures, NASA still isn’t sure what the mysterious glowing spots on Ceres are.

June 12, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


20 wild 'selfies' of animals in the Serengeti

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — Hundreds of cameras captured more than 1.2 million candid photos of wild animals in Serengeti National Park.

June 10, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Astronomers find supernovas in 'empty space'

BERKELEY, Calif. — Three stars were far from their home galaxies when they exploded, astronomers say.

June 09, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Nora Webster' a top-selling, literary summer read

"NORA WEBSTER," by Colm Toibin, Scribner, $16, 373 pages (f)

June 09, 2015 | Margot Hovley Deseret News | Hot Topics


Avoiding common home remodeling mistakes

Part of our job is to help our clients avoid common home remodeling mistakes. Most people who undertake a significant home remodel will do so only once in their lifetime. On the other hand, we have been involved in almost a thousand projects, and that gives us a leg up in the experience department. Therefore, we try to prepare our clients as thoroughly as possible for the entire process — from design through construction — to see them through a successful home remodel.

June 07, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


15 habits you definitely should have stopped years ago

All of a sudden, you entered the world of being a grown-up. It’s time to take charge. No longer are you going to let your past habits get in your way of living life. Part of this grown-up deal is breaking some of your habits; 15 of them to be precise.

June 04, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Cookbook review: 'Beyond the Basics' offers tips, recipes for using natural yeast baking

"BEYOND THE BASICS WITH NATURAL YEAST," by Melissa Richardson, Front Table Books, $22.99, 170 pages

June 04, 2015 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Hot Topics


This column was not typed with my brain

I used to take it for granted that I could sit down and just type something on my computer. Recently, it has not been so easy.

June 02, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: New YA novels share family, faith, suspense

"JOYRIDE," by Anna Banks, Feiwel and Friends, $17.99, 276 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

June 01, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


What a breakfast taught me about hypocrisy

I experienced true obscenity at breakfast. No, it was not what you may be thinking — it was not at Hooters before noon. It was in a five-star hotel in Manila, Philippines. What would you call pigging out when others are going hungry?

May 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot Topics


How soggy basement carpet changed 2 lives for the better

Most people think about a home remodel for years before they actually do anything about it. What makes someone take the first step to turn the dream into a reality is different for everyone. For Gayla Black and Teresa Frost, it was a flooded basement that finally did the trick.

May 30, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — For the first time, white dwarf stars have been photographed during the beginning stages of their 40-million-year migration, according to astronomers.

May 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


5 benefits of not having a smartphone

A few months ago I finally joined the world of smartphone users. I had become the family phone recycler — taking ownership of old phones when others decided to upgrade. And though I cannot say that I wasn’t excited to trash my old duct-taped, recycled phone, there are a few things I miss about its simplicity.

May 23, 2015 | Danielle Longhurst FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Last week we started our discussion about home remodeling to positively impact home values and appraisals. We discussed how an appraiser and the bank look at the nuts and bolts of your house and how potential buyers look at your house by the feel, function and finishes. A successful remodeling project requires careful planning to find the perfect balance to appeal to both audiences.

May 23, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


What is in the painting?

There is a painting hanging on the wall of the non-denominational chapel at the juvenile jail. Al Rounds is the painter. It hangs above and behind the piano. How long it has held that spot on the wall is unknown to any of the current volunteers.

May 20, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot Topics


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Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

GOTTINGEN, Germany — The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study.

July 03, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Eating more citrus may increase risk of melanoma, study says

One of summer’s most beloved fruit groups — citrus — may be linked to melanoma.

July 02, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics


The books that change us

I got one of those spammy emails recently from Goodreads. Referring to a book I had on my “completed” list, the subject title was “Did you enjoy Animal Farm?”

July 01, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book reviews: 2 books share story of Cleveland kidnappings, rescue

HOPE: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Viking, $28.95, 336 pages (nf)

June 29, 2015 | Caresa Alexander Randall Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

About once a year, we discuss the importance of understanding the history, style and architecture of your home. This knowledge is crucial when designing an addition or renovation.

June 27, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cookbook review: 'Cupcake Wars' star Janell Brown's 2nd cookbook celebrates the seasons

"ONE SWEET YEAR OF CUPCAKES: Delicious Flavors For Every Season," by Janell Brown, Cedar Fort, $21.99, 175 pages

June 24, 2015 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Common oversights when remodeling

This month, we are discussing common home remodeling mistakes. We find it a healthy exercise to talk about mistakes as a way to inform homeowners and to help them dodge a bullet or two. Here are a few more potential areas for problems during a renovation project and some advice on how to avoid them.

June 21, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


10 crime scene photography must-haves — besides a camera

As an 18-year veteran crime scene investigator, I had already been working in the field for several years when the first CSI television show made its debut.

June 18, 2015 | Paul Rimmasch KSL | Hot Topics


How to make the family staycation a memorable summer event

Summer can be an ideal time to get away from it all.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Hot Topics


Red blood cells found in ancient dinosaur fossils

LONDON — Just in time for the release of the newest Jurassic Park movie, researchers announced they found remnants of blood cells and connective tissues in dinosaur fossils.

June 15, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Words may differ where meanings do not

All these years, you have been walking around thinking you have a breastbone when, in fact, humans have a sternum. It is also true for our collar bones — clavicles — and our jaw bone or mandible.

June 15, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret Media Companies | Hot Topics


Book review: 'The Devil’s Only Friend' is complicated, uncomfortable and full of twists

"THE DEVIL'S ONLY FRIEND: John Cleaver series No. 4," by Dan Wells, Tor Books, $25.99, 304 pages (f)

June 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips to avoiding costly remodeling mistakes

Last week, we started a discussion on common remodeling mistakes. This week we will continue by highlighting some additional common remodeling mistakes that impact a project’s budget and how much a home remodel actually costs.

June 14, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


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